Army Denies Hawaiian Groups Access to Cultural Sites

July 23, 2007

Source: KPUA Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) _ The Army has notified two Native Hawaiian groups that they will not have access to four sacred sites in Makua Valley on Oahu.

Malama Makua and Hui Malama, who have been waiting two years for access, say the Army's June 12 letter may violate a 2001 court order guaranteeing cultural access.